chris in long beach
Dec 30, 2011 2:41pm
Re: Sugar Magnolia Is The Song That Made Me A Deadhead!
I discovered this band by accident, loooong after Jerry died (maybe 2006)
I don't know if it was on Pandora, or somewhere else, but I heard Friend of the Devil (AB), and was confused.
All I knew about the GD were dirty hippies and songs that went on for three hours :D
I ended up listening to, I think, Skeletons from the Closet (had 10 tracks, the last being a live version of Lovelight).
Listened to that for a while, and knew nothing of the archive.
Then, of course, I find out about the archive later, and decide to check it out.
I didn't know a damn thing about eras, so, I think the first thing I listened to was something from 87.
That was almost the end of my love for the Dead :D
I put the music on the shelf for a while, and, months later, searched youtube for GD.
Then I stumbled across He's Gone from Tivoli...
then it was back on :D
I think what really grabbed my attention was the bass. I'd never heard bass used like that in a rock song (granted, most of my rock experience up to that point was punk-oriented stuff).
Then, somehow, I stumbled across the audience recording of 8-6-71.
And I've been falling down the rabbit hole since then :D
PS-First official purchase was Europe '72